LETTER: Why I’m voting for Tetley for the town of Manlius supervisor

To the editor:

Election season is upon us, so I would like to remind people to speak with their vote. I am a registered Republican, and voted along party lines during the last town election. However, I can’t in good conscience vote that way this year because Manlius is now too top-heavy with Republicans.

In my opinion, a one-party government sometimes promotes lackadaisical habits, leading to possible dictatorship tendencies. Unfortunately, all but one Republican candidate is running unopposed. The only contested race is for town supervisor—Democrat Mark Tetley is going up against incumbent Republican Edmond Theobald.

Tetley is fully qualified as he served successfully in that position from 2008 to 2010. He lost that office to Theobald by a very small margin, proving Tetley is an electable candidate this year. And he’s approachable. When I talked with him, he was open to any suggestions I had. Furthermore, I think Tetley in the supervisor position would provide better checks and balances for the town of Manlius government. Yes, Tetley will get my vote!



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susanm 2 years, 3 months ago

I agree with the writer. I've know Mark for many years and feel he is an honest hard working man who truly wants to help his community. He worked very hard during his last tenure as Supervisor. It seems like the town has come to a stand still and we need motivated people like Mark who want to put things in order and make Manlius a town of progress. When Mark was in office previously he worked with the state to get funding for more sidewalks and bring new business to the area. Local elections shouldn't be about part affiliation, it should be about who is going to work hard to move forward and Mark Tetley is just the person to help do that.


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